George R. R. Martin had dinner with a dying 'GoT' fan (who he didn't know was sick), and prepare to cry

Natasha Reda

This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman just shared a personal story about Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin, and grab the tissues. Just hours before the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere on Sunday, April 14th, he took to Twitter to post a multi-tweet thread about his late friend Alex Hanan—specifically about Alex’s run-in with the novelist while attending a Broadway show.

Fogelman described his friend as “Larger than life. Handsome and charming as hell, with the best head of hair you’ve ever seen.” He noted that his friend was also obsessed with Game of Thrones.


And here’s where the story takes an extremely emotional turn.

He ended the thread by sharing an image of Martin and Hanan meeting that night.

We’re beyond moved. Thank you for sharing this, Dan.